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Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
... fine wandering around during the day, at night it feels OK if you keep to busy well lit areas, common sense really. But there is a darker underbelly here that locals will tell you about, bag snatchings and street robberies do happen, some times at gun point. That said I think you'd be unlucky, but they say just give it up because they will shoot you here, how true that is I don't know? But apparently an alarming number of people carry guns here, both licit and ...
... far for any of their parent's to pick them up and they were too poor to afford cars or other transport.
On our first day Ross took us to the villages where the children lived. This was for me and Miss Rich to understand exactly how little the families had. Needless to say it was heartbreaking. The houses they lived in were like tin huts, they had no parks, no shops and the water was full of poison. Ross explained that his charity help to give ...
... the horror of the Prison back here in the city.
Previous to being a prison for the khumer Rouge it had been a school. To see class rooms used in this way was horrific. So glad we did that yesterday.
Tucked back up in the hotel with a cocktail in Raffles famous Elephant Bar was a great antidote in the evening.
Today we have been on a tour of the Royal Palace where the king of Cambodia still lives and to ...
... had done the right thing. Our elephants did not have saddles because saddles evidently hurt their backs but the mahouts do use these sharp metal prods to redirect their elephants if they try to wander into the bush. They dig the metal into their heads and it bleeds and made us sad. We ended up getting off and telling the mahouts we were done and hiked out a bit early feeling a little sad and unsure what the right thing to do is. ....
... a proper one.
It was literally great to
be back and we made it around 10.30am, much earlier than we had
I phoned Steve to organise
collecting the dog, Saiem agreed to go and collect him while I rested
up. Steve made indecisive noises relating to what he was doing about
food so we ate first before collecting Jason.
Saiem was grumbly and
tired because sitting on the back of a bike while I did all the work
was exhausting so in the end ...